JOURNEY LIQUID 'SUPER CALCIUM' IS EASY CALCIUM! Man, this tastes great! Keep the bottle chilled on the fridge door and take a sip right from the bottle instead of grazing.
A single tablespoon of silky smooth, super tart, fresh Orange Smoothie contains 250mg of Albion® CCM Calcium Citrate Malate, a superior and patented form of calcium that is better absorbed than common calcium citrate. EVEN MORE gets into your body because it tastes so good you will HAPPILY drink it - your bones and teeth will be better off for it.
Forget the chewable chalk sold at your doctors office, this is Easy Calcium!
If deficiencies hurt, all post ops would take vitamins! At 10 years post op, I needed a titanium plate with 7 screws in my ankle from a bone loss deficiency fracture – many of our support group members have fractured a wrist and or ankle in household slips – and loss of teeth in longterm bariatric patients is common. Calcium deficiencies do hurt and longterm post ops need to WAKE UP as when it happens to you, it is too late!” – Susan Maria Leach, founder Bariatric Eating, 2001 RNY, author Before & After (HarperCollins)
Ask your dentist! Loss of Teeth and Osteoporosis are widespread problems associated with bariatric surgery, yet compliance with calcium supplements is an ongoing issue because recommended brands are either large gritty chalk tablets or sickly sweet gas-causing chews. Yuk! So for years, we’ve ignored orders to take calcium and hope for the best.
CCM or Calcium Citrate Malate has the most consistently high bioavailability across human studies. The high bioavailability may be in part due to its water solubility and method of dissolution – upon being dissolved, it releases tiny calcium ions that are directly absorbed into intestinal cells. This unique patented ratio of calcium:citrate:malate is highly absorbable as it provides it’s own acidification. Research shows that the special structure of Calcium Citrate Malate makes it 6 to 9 times more easily dissolved in the stomach than ordinary calcium citrate. Calcium Citrate Malate is recommended for those with low levels of stomach acid as occurs with bariatric surgery, or are taking stomach acid blockers, or who have absorption or inflammatory bowel disorders. It is also considered the best vegetarian calcium source.
Suggested Use: Take one tablespoon 2 to 4 times daily or to supplement needs.
CCM CALCIUM CITRATE MALATE: A Review Of The Supporting Science
Source: Department of Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University
There has been considerable investigation into the health benefits of calcium citrate malate (CCM) since it was first patented in the late 1980s. CCM has been shown to facilitate calcium retention and bone accrual in children and adolescents. In adults, it effectively promotes the consolidation and maintenance of bone mass.
In conjunction with vitamin D, CCM also decreases bone fracture risk in the elderly, slows the rate of bone loss in old age, and is of benefit to the health and well-being of postmenopausal women. CCM is exceptional in that it confers many unique benefits that go beyond bone health. Unlike other calcium sources that necessitate supplementation be in conjunction with a meal to ensure an appreciable benefit is derived, CCM can be consumed with or without food and delivers a significant nutritional benefit to individuals of all ages.
The chemistry of CCM makes it a particularly beneficial calcium source for individuals with hypochlorydia or achlorydia, which generally includes the elderly and those on medications that decrease gastric acid secretion. This would also apply to those who have had gastric or bariatric surgery.
CCM is also recognized as a calcium source that does not increase the risk of kidney stones, and in fact it protects against stone-forming potential. The major factor that may preclude selection of CCM as a preferred calcium source is the higher cost compared to other sources of calcium commonly used for fortification (e.g., calcium carbonate, ordinary calcium citrate and tricalcium phosphate).
Journey supplements are screened for harmful toxins and do not contain aluminum, lead, mercury, or cadmium. Manufactured in the USA with stringent Good Manufacturing Practices. Vegetarian, OU Kosher, Gluten/Dairy Free, Hypoallergenic, NON GMO, BSE/TSE Free. Made in the USA to Strict FDA Standards in our own cGMP Certified Laboratory. Independent Lab Tested to insure 100% Label Claim and Purity.
Use Journey 3+3 Multi Caps, Tangerine or Berry Tabs as your supplement base. For pre-existing or known deficiencies, add the appropriate Journey component, such as Journey Vitamin D3 Apple Drops, Liquid Calcium Tangelo Shooter, or SuperCal DimaCal® Calcium, Gentle Iron Ferrochel® or as directed by your bariatric healthcare team.